STORY: "Mass. legal group says labs need more oversight," by reporter Denise Lavoie, published by Associated Press on February 10, 2014.

GIST: "The state could face another drug lab crisis if it doesn't put significant reforms in place, including the creation of an independent audit process, the Boston Bar Association said in a report released Monday. The BBA, a membership organization of about 10,000 attorneys, said more oversight is needed to make sure the state doesn't have a repeat of the crisis caused by former state chemist Annie Dookhan, whose misconduct at a state drug lab has jeopardized thousands of drug convictions. Dookhan was convicted of faking test results and tampering with samples at a state Department of Public Health drug lab where police sent substances to test in criminal cases."

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